I was a boss on 'Cavemen.' That was portentous.
The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
During the 1960s, the Shanghai of my childhood seemed a portent of the media cities of the future, dominated by advertising and mass circulation newspapers and swept by unpredictable violence.
There is, to be sure, sometimes only a small difference between being alert to possible danger and allowing oneself to become terrified to the point of paralysis by seeming or imagined portents.
Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
Self-parody is the first portent of age.
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